Can cx ever taste like dual purpose bird

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chick_magnet, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. chick_magnet

    chick_magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have CX and RIR. I really like the favor and texture of the RIRs. I've heard the CX won't have the same texture as the RIR. I like for my meat to be a little bit chewy. some say that if i just let the CX grow older it'll have the same texture. is that true? I currently have CXs that are 6 months old.
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they probably won't taste the same... but the older cornish X will definitely taste a heck of a lot better than an 8 week old one!
     
  3. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:I don't have the answer , but would enjoy seeing pics of those 6 month old CX . Please ?
     
  4. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it should have a more robust flavor and texture when they are older. The super-tender meat that CX are famous for is mostly due to the fact they get so big at a young age.

    They'll be HUGE too.
     
  5. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    Yeah, grow them & free range them so they don't just sit around & eat. The only difference then is that they will have more white meat as they are genetically disposed towards it. Flavor should be the same though.
     
  6. chick_magnet

    chick_magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't have the answer , but would enjoy seeing pics of those 6 month old CX . Please ?

    if i can figure out how to upload pics then i would upload them for you. [​IMG]
    i'll try tonight
     
  7. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    My cornish free ranged, and they tasted a heck of a lot like the dual purpose birds I have had. They just had MORE yummy meat on them [​IMG]
     

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